Having a Wealth of Rp. 14,000 Trillion, This Is The Richest Billionaire In The 19th Century, Jeff Bezos Mah Lost
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has officially been named the richest billionaire in the world today. His recorded assets reached US $ 139.8 billion or equivalent to Rp. 1,993 trillion.
With a wealth of almost Rp. 2 thousand trillion. Apparently, there are billionaires who have more wealth than that. The richest people in the 19th century turned out to be much wealthier than Bezos.
The wealth of these conglomerates who were born in 1801 to 1900 AD, turns out to be able to touch three times the wealth of Bezos. Not without reason, because the businesses they were running at that time had no equal.
Billionaire in the 19th century who has more wealth than the founder of Amazon.
And among them even touted as the world’s first billionaire. Just imagine, in the 19th century their wealth had reached tens of trillions. It’s amazing!
Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877)
Cornelius Vanderbilt is an American man. According to information quoted from Wikipedia. Total wealth owned Cornelius Vanderbilt reached US$ 215 billion in 2022 based on inflation calculations.
This amount is equivalent to IDR 3,065 trillion. It is conceivable if with that much wealth he obtained in the 19th century and used it until now, it will not run out until 7 generations for sure.
The man from Staten Island dropped out of school when he was 11 years old. This happened because he wanted to work with his father who owned the ferry flotsam.
However, at the age of 16, he had the courage to set up his own sea transportation business, even though at that time he obtained capital by borrowing.
As a result, Cornelius Vanderbilt became the world’s most successful billionaire in logistics. Cornelius Vanderbilt is the founder of the New York railroad, which connects New York, Detroit and Boston.
John Jacob Astor IV ( 1864-1912 )
The world billionaire from Uncle Sam’s country died at the age of 47 in the tragedy of the sinking of the legendary Titanic. John Jacob Astor IV is a real estate property entrepreneur, as well as a military officer.
Reportedly, John Jacob Astor IV became the richest person who died in the tragedy of the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912 ago.
According to sources at the time John Jacob Astor IV pocketed a fortune of US $ 87 million which is calculated based on annual inflation. This amount is equivalent to US$ 2.26 billion in 2022.
According to the site Celebrity Net Worth, John Jacob Astor IV pocketed total assets of US $ 169 billion or equivalent to Rp 2,409 trillion. Basically John Jacob Astor IV born into a rich family.
His great-grandfather was a fur businessman. No wonder the family John Jacob Astor IV was the most prominent family in America at that time.
Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919)
Andrew Carnegie is a man of Scottish nationality. Andrew Carnegie is also one of the richest billionaires in the world. Because it was he who played an important role in the development of the steel business in the United States in the 19th century.
Source of wealth Andrew Carnegie comes from the construction of railroads and oil. Andrew Carnegie also often buy bonds or bonds of US companies that expand to Europe.
One of the established companies Andrew Carnegie was Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Steel Company which was eventually sold to JP Morgan worth US$ 303 billion or equivalent to Rp 4,319 trillion in 2014.
John D Rockefeller
John D Rockefeller is a man who has contributed to increasing the status of the family to be respected.
In the late 19th century a family-owned company John D Rockefeller controls 90% of the oil market share in the United States. Because almost all the oil companies in the country were founded by family members John D Rockefeller .
John D Rockefeller often touted as the world’s first billionaire. This is not without reason, the total wealth owned by the family John D Rockefeller reportedly touched US $ 1 trillion or equivalent to Rp. 14,000 trillion.
Despite all that, it turned out to be family John D Rockefeller not from a wealthy family. at the age of 16, John D Rockefeller worked as a librarian.
Not only doing business, it turns out John D Rockefeller It was he who founded the University of Chicago and his success in the oil world was not spared from monopolistic practices.
Those were the billionaires of the world in the 19th century who far exceeded Jeff Bezos’ wealth today. Junebe if they were still alive, there’s no telling how much wealth they currently have.
If you were his heir, what would you do? Let’s leave your comments below!